Got an opinion on same-sex marriage? Mind your own business
OPINION: What on earth is the problem some people have with the idea of same-sex marriage?
It is hard to think of a more personal decision than the one to marry another person and the idea that someone else has any right to tell two consenting adults they cannot get married is absurd.
How is it any of their damn business?
Last week, a reader sent an email to the Chronicle, wondering why the election of some candidates "supporting man-woman marriage" in various elections in Tasmania and somewhere in the UK had not received more media attention.
Firstly, the Chronicle is not in the habit of reporting on the senate race in Tasmania, or, indeed, the UK.
Secondly, if we were to select a handful of candidates from interstate or international elections who oppose same-sex marriage to write an article about, then surely we would also have to write about the hundreds of candidates across the world who support same sex marriage.
At last count, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, New Zealand, France have all passed bills legalising same sex marriage.
In other countries such as the UK, proposals to allow it are currently pending final approval.
In 50 years, opposition to same sex marriage will only be coming from countries like Saudi Arabia, and from such charming additions to the human race as the Westboro Baptist Church in the US.
It would be nice to think Australia won't be in that category.